For the second year in a row, the president omitted the Hyde Amendment from his presidential budget proposal.
A House subcommittee just advanced a spending bill without the controversial policy in it for the first time in more than 40 years.
The amendment makes abortion essentially inaccessible for low-income women and many women of color.
The Hyde Amendment denies insurance coverage for abortions to people who receive their health coverage through government-sponsored plans like Medicaid.
The Guttmacher Institute analyzed the impact of rescinding the amendment, which bars U.S. foreign aid from being used to pay for abortions abroad.
Former Vice President Joe Biden backed ending the Hyde Amendment, and the ACLU is calling on him to keep that commitment.
Tom McInerney also told CNBC he didn't think the former vice president had performed well in this week's Democratic primary debate.
Over a quarter of low-income women in Louisiana who wanted an abortion didn’t get one because Medicaid didn't cover the procedure, research finds.
The former Obama adviser also dismissed comments the 2020 presidential candidate has made about girls’ looks at campaign events as “generational.”
The 2020 hopeful's reversal on the Hyde Amendment is emblematic of wider changes within the Democratic Party.